Free College Basketball Picks Today: Purdue Boilermakers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1/2/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Purdue Boilermakers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1/2/23
Mon 2nd January 2023

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-4, 1-1 Big 10) travel to face the No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers (13-0, 2-0 Big 10) Monday in a matchup that pits superb defense against powerful offense.Rutgers dominated the Bucknell Bison 85-50 at Jersey Mike’s Arena on December 23. With 17 points, 14 rebounds, and six blocks, Clifford Omoruyi was the standout player.

Purdue won their 13th in a row in dominant fashion on Thursday at Mackey Arena, beating the Florida A&M Rattlers 82-49. Brandon Newman topped the scoresheet with 18 points. With 14 points and 10 rebounds, Zach Edey also had an impressive game.The teams are meeting for the only time this season. Rutgers and Purdue split their matchups last season, taking one apiece.

The Boilermakers came out on top in the last meeting 84-72 at Mackey Arena in February 2022. Jaden Ivey led the Boilermakers with 25 points, while Edey added 15 points and three assists. Paul Mulcahy had 15 points and six assists in defeat.

The Scarlet Knights have been led this season by Omoruyi and Cam Spencer, who are averaging 14.6 and 12.4 points per game, respectively. Omoruyi also has grabbed 9.8 rebounds per game, while Spencer has dished 3.4 assists per game.Edey (20.2 ppg) has powered the Boilermakers’ offense.

Edey also has posted 12.5 rebounds per game, most in the NCAA. Braden Smith has doled out 3.6 assists per game. The Scarlet Knights are the nation’s third-best team in defensive efficiency, while the Boilermakers rank fourth in offensive efficiency.

Rutgers is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +13.0 (69.7-56.7). Purdue has won each of the last 10 as part of the team’s 13-game win streak, scoring 78.2 points per game on average while allowing 62.0 (+16.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Caleb McConnell: 18.2 | 10.7 | +7.5
Cam Spencer: 12.2 | 18.3 | -6.1
Points per game:
Cam Spencer: 8.4 | 12.4 | -4.0
Assists per game:
Paul Mulcahy: 5.0 | 3.0 | +2.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trey Kaufman-Renn: 15.0 | 10.9 | +4.1
Assists per game:
Ethan Morton: 2.4 | 3.5 | -1.1

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Purdue (-375)

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